By Amir Ahmadi Arian
Almost every written piece about contemporary Iranian writers starts with Sadeq Hedayat, just as any introduction to American modern poetry starts with Walt Whitman. And, for a reason. Over the course of his short life, which began shortly before the 1905 constitutional revolution and came to an abrupt end by suicide shortly before the 1953 coup, Hedayat published a large number of books – novels, short stories, and nonfiction – which set the tone for modern Iranian literature, and cast a heavy shadow on future writers.
Read the full interview in Persian Life magazine.